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Guide to '''Calhoun County West Virginia ancestry, family history and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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| building address = Calhoun County Courthouse<br>Main Street<br>P&nbsp;O&nbsp;Box 230<br>Grantsville, WV 26147<br>Phone: 304-354-6725<br>[http://www.calhouncounty.wv.gov/Pages/default.aspx '''Calhoun County Website''']
 
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''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[West Virginia|West Virginia]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Calhoun_County,_West_Virginia|Calhoun County]]''
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=== County Information ===
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
  
[http://www.calhouncounty.wv.gov/Pages/default.aspx Calhoun County Courthouse]<br>Main Street<br>P&nbsp;O&nbsp;Box 230<br>Grantsville, WV 26147<br>Phone: 304-354-6725 <br>
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==== Calhoun County, West Virginia Record Dates ====
  
County Clerk has birth, marriage, death from 1856
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Land records from 1856<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Calhoun County, West Virginia. Page 743 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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<center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Calhoun County, West Virginia Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Calhoun County, West Virginia Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Calhoun County, West Virginia Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Calhoun County, West Virginia Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Calhoun County, West Virginia Genealogy#Land |'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Calhoun County, West Virginia Genealogy#Probate |Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1856
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=== County Courthouse  ===
  
== History  ==
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County Clerk has birth, marriage, death from 1856 Land records from 1856<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Calhoun County, West Virginia. Page 743 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
[http://www.calhouncounty.wv.gov/Pages/default.aspx Calhoun County, West Virginia Government]<br>[http://www.polsci.wvu.edu/wv/Calhoun/calhistory.html Calhoun County, West Virginia History]<br>[http://www.littlekanawha.com/calhistory.htm History of Calhoun County]  
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=== History  ===
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[http://www.calhouncounty.wv.gov/Pages/default.aspx Calhoun County, West Virginia Government]<br>[http://archive.is/y4Rx Calhoun County, West Virginia History]<br>[http://www.littlekanawha.com/calhistory.htm History of Calhoun County]  
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1856'''--Calhoun County was created 5 March 1856 from [[Gilmer County, West Virginia|Gilmer]] County.<br>'''County seat: '''Grantsville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1856'''--Calhoun County was created 5 March 1856 from [[Gilmer County, West Virginia|Gilmer]] County.<br>'''County seat: '''Grantsville <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
See an interactive map of Calhoun County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/westvirginia/wv-maps.html boundary changes].  
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For animated maps illustrating West Virginia county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/westvirginia/ "Rotating Formation West Virginia County Boundary Maps"] (1617-1995) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.  
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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'''1868-77''' Birth records are missing for 1868-77.
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
[http://www.placenames.com/us/54013/ppl/ Calhoun County Polulated Places]
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[http://www.placenames.com/us/54013/ppl/ Calhoun County Polulated Places]  
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Braxton County, West Virginia|Braxton]]  
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*[[Braxton County, West Virginia Genealogy|Braxton]]  
*[[Clay County, West Virginia|Clay]]  
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*[[Clay County, West Virginia Genealogy|Clay]]  
*[[Gilmer County, West Virginia|Gilmer]]  
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*[[Gilmer County, West Virginia Genealogy|Gilmer]]  
*[[Ritchie County, West Virginia|Ritchie]]  
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*[[Ritchie County, West Virginia Genealogy|Ritchie]]  
*[[Roane County, West Virginia|Roane]]  
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*[[Roane County, West Virginia Genealogy|Roane]]  
*[[Wirt County, West Virginia|Wirt]]
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*[[Wirt County, West Virginia Genealogy|Wirt]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
[http://www.wvgenweb.org/calhoun/obits.htm Cemeteries Calhoun West Virginia]  
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{| width="75%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=52&GScnty=3070&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|557583|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=3070 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.wvgenweb.org/calhoun/cemetery/cem.htm WVGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Calhoun+West+Virginia&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=West%20Virginia&county=Calhoun&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/wv/calhoun/cemetery.htm WVGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/westvirg/calhoun.htm WVTombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/wv/calhoun.htm Interment]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=23054&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=76&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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*[https://www.raogk.org/westvirginia-genealogy/wv-cemetery-records/ Random Acts] WV Cemetery Records Research Guide
  
[http://www.wvgenweb.org/calhoun/obits.htm Calhoun County WV&nbsp;GENWEB Obituaries]  
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*[http://www.wvgenweb.org/calhoun/obits.htm Calhoun County WV&nbsp;GENWEB Obituaries]
 
 
[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=3070 Find A Grave - Calhoun County]
 
 
 
[http://www.interment.net/us/wv/calhoun.htm Interment.net Cemetery Records Online]
 
 
 
[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/westvirg/calhoun.htm Tombstone Transcription Project]&nbsp;- Calhoun County
 
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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Census takers uncharacteristically recorded the birth town or county of residents this census year.<ref>Alycon Trubey Pierce, "In Praise of Errors Made by Census Enumerators," ''National Genealogical Society Quarterly,'' Vol. 81, No. 1 (March 1993):51-55. {{FHL|39597|item|disp=FHL Book 973 B2ng}}</ref>  
 
Census takers uncharacteristically recorded the birth town or county of residents this census year.<ref>Alycon Trubey Pierce, "In Praise of Errors Made by Census Enumerators," ''National Genealogical Society Quarterly,'' Vol. 81, No. 1 (March 1993):51-55. {{FHL|39597|item|disp=FHL Book 973 B2ng}}</ref>  
  
[http://www.wvgenweb.org/calhoun/60cen.htm Calhoun County WV Gen Web 1860 Federal Census]
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[http://www.wvgenweb.org/calhoun/60cen.htm Calhoun County WV Gen Web 1860 Federal Census]  
  
[http://www.wvgenweb.org/calhoun/70cen.htm Calhoun County, WV&nbsp;Gen Web 1870 Federal Census]
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[http://www.wvgenweb.org/calhoun/70cen.htm Calhoun County, WV&nbsp;Gen Web 1870 Federal Census]  
  
[http://www.wvgenweb.org/calhoun/80cen.htm Calhoun County, WV&nbsp;Gen Web 1880 Federal Census]
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[http://www.wvgenweb.org/calhoun/80cen.htm Calhoun County, WV&nbsp;Gen Web 1880 Federal Census]  
  
[http://www.wvgenweb.org/calhoun/90cen.htm Calhoun&nbsp; 1890 Federal Census of Veteran &amp; Widows]
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[http://www.wvgenweb.org/calhoun/90cen.htm Calhoun&nbsp; 1890 Federal Census of Veteran &amp; Widows]  
  
[http://www.wvgenweb.org/calhoun/1900cen.htm Calhoun 1900 WV&nbsp;Gen Web 1900 Federal Census]
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[http://www.wvgenweb.org/calhoun/1900cen.htm Calhoun 1900 WV&nbsp;Gen Web 1900 Federal Census]  
  
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
[http://www.wvculture.org/history/counties/calhoun.html West Virginia Archives &amp; History Calhoun County Books]
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[http://www.wvculture.org/history/counties/calhoun.html West Virginia Archives &amp; History Calhoun County Books]  
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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[[Image:Wvcalhoun.jpg|right|250px|Calhoun County]]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/westvirginia/ Maps of West Virginia (1617-1995)]
  
 
[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/map.htm Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia]  
 
[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/map.htm Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia]  
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{{VAciv}}  
 
{{VAciv}}  
  
:- [[3rd Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry and Infantry) (Confederate)|3rd Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry and Infantry) (Confederate)]]. Company A (Moccasin Rangers), Company D.
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:- [[3rd Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry and Infantry) (Confederate)|3rd Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry and Infantry) (Confederate)]]. Company A (Moccasin Rangers), Company D.  
:- [[14th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)|14th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company E.<ref>Robert J. Driver, ''14th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1988). {{FHL|370000|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 47}}.</ref>
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:- [[14th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)|14th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company E.<ref>Robert J. Driver, ''14th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1988). {{FHL|370000|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 47}}.</ref>
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:- [[19th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)|19th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company A (The Moccasin Rangers).<ref>Richard L. Armstrong, ''19th and 20th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). {{FHL|701272|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 101}}.</ref>
  
 
Records and histories are available, including:  
 
Records and histories are available, including:  
  
 
*West Virginia, [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1932429 Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865]
 
*West Virginia, [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1932429 Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865]
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*'''1861 - 1865''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1861 - 1865''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
  
 
==== Naturalization Records  ====
 
==== Naturalization Records  ====
  
West Virgina, [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1909003 Naturalization Records, 1814-1991]<br>
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*'''1814 - 1991''' - {{RecordSearch|1909003|West Virginia Naturalization Records, 1814-1991}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
[http://www.hurherald.com/ The Hur Herald]
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[http://www.hurherald.com/ The Hur Herald]  
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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'''Online Probate Records'''
  
Calhoun County, West Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Fapi.familysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2F14030603%3Fcc%3D1909099 Will Books 1870-1969]
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*'''1724 - 1978''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9087 West Virginia Wills and Probate Records 1724-1978] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1756 - 1971''' {{RecordSearch|1909099|West Virginia Will Books, 1756-1971}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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Calhoun County, West Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Fapi.familysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2F14030603%3Fcc%3D1909099 Will Books 1870-1969]  
  
 
West Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1909099 Will Books]
 
West Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1909099 Will Books]
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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===== Online West Virginia Tax site  =====
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West Virginia real and personal property tax records are managed by the County Assessor in each county. Land and land improvements are considered real property while mobile property is classified as personal property.
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Many County Assessors offer an online searchable database, where assessment record searches can be performed by name, account number, year, or mp/parcel number. Where online records are not available, requests for records can be made to the Assessment Office in person, by phone, or in writing.
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The search for tax information can start [http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/West-Virginia-Assessor-and-Property-Tax-Records.htm here]
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
{{WVvital}}&nbsp;
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{{WVvital}}. Includes marriages 1856-1969 - free.
  
 
[http://www.wvgenweb.org/calhoun/births.htm Calhoun County WV&nbsp;GENWEB Births]  
 
[http://www.wvgenweb.org/calhoun/births.htm Calhoun County WV&nbsp;GENWEB Births]  
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
[http://calhounhistoricalsociety.art.officelive.com/default.aspx Calhoun County Historical and Genealogical Society, The ]<br>P. O. Box 242<br>Grantsville, WV 26147-0242<br>President: Robert Bonar<br>c/o The Society<br>Secretary: Teresa Harris<br>c/o The Society  
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[http://www.wvculture.org/history/counties/calhoun.html Calhoun County Historical and Genealogical Society, The ]<br>P. O. Box 242<br>Grantsville, WV 26147-0242<br>President: Robert Bonar<br>c/o The Society<br>Secretary: Teresa Harris<br>c/o The Society  
  
[http://calhoun.lib.wv.us/Genealogy/genealogy.htm Calhoun County Public Library]
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[http://calhoun.lib.wv.us/Genealogy/genealogy.htm Calhoun County Public Library]  
  
<br>Family History Centers<br>
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Websites ==
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{{FHL|West+Virginia%2C+Calhoun|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
{{FHL|West+Virginia%2C+Calhoun|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/westvirginia/calhoun-county/ Calhoun County, WV History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/110408161286760143574 West Virginia Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/237878546240605/ West Virginia Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
  
[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/wv Cyndi's List for West Virginia]<br>[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/calhoun.htm Microfilms at the Library of Virginia] [http://www.wvgenweb.org/calhoun/bios.htm Calhoun County, West Virginia Biographies]<br>[http://www.wvgenweb.org/calhoun/genealogies.htm Calhoun County Genealogy Files]&nbsp;&nbsp;<br>[http://www.wvgenweb.org/calhoun/page5.htm Calhoun County WV Gen Web Miscellaneous Records]&nbsp;<br>[http://genealogytrails.com/wva/calhoun/ Welcome to Calhoun coun WV&nbsp;History and Genealogy]  
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[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/wv Cyndi's List for West Virginia]<br>[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/calhoun.htm Microfilms at the Library of Virginia]<br> [http://www.wvgenweb.org/calhoun/bios.htm Calhoun County, West Virginia Biographies]<br>[http://www.wvgenweb.org/calhoun/genealogies.htm Calhoun County Genealogy Files]&nbsp;&nbsp;<br>[http://www.wvgenweb.org/calhoun/page5.htm Calhoun County WV Gen Web Miscellaneous Records]&nbsp;<br>[http://genealogytrails.com/wva/calhoun/ Welcome to Calhoun coun WV&nbsp;History and Genealogy]  
  
 
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Latest revision as of 14:24, 5 January 2018

United States
West Virginia
Calhoun County

Guide to Calhoun County West Virginia ancestry, family history and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


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Calhoun County, West Virginia
Map
Map of West Virginia highlighting Calhoun County
Location in the state of West Virginia
Map of the U.S. highlighting West Virginia
Location of West Virginia in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 5, 1856
County Seat Grantsville
Courthouse
Calhoun County Courthouse WV.jpg
Address Calhoun County Courthouse
Main Street
P O Box 230
Grantsville, WV 26147
Phone: 304-354-6725
Calhoun County Website


County Information



Calhoun County, West Virginia Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1856 1856 1860 1856 1856

County Courthouse

County Clerk has birth, marriage, death from 1856 Land records from 1856[1]

History

Calhoun County, West Virginia Government
Calhoun County, West Virginia History
History of Calhoun County

Parent County

1856--Calhoun County was created 5 March 1856 from Gilmer County.
County seat: Grantsville [2]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating West Virginia county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation West Virginia County Boundary Maps" (1617-1995) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.


Record Loss

1868-77 Birth records are missing for 1868-77.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Calhoun County Polulated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
WVGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
WVGenWeb Archives
WVTombstone Project
Interment
EPodunk
Billion Graves
See West Virginia Cemeteries for more information.

Census

For tips on accessing Calhoun County, West Virginia Genealogy census records online, see: West Virginia Census.


1860

Census takers uncharacteristically recorded the birth town or county of residents this census year.[3]

Calhoun County WV Gen Web 1860 Federal Census

Calhoun County, WV Gen Web 1870 Federal Census

Calhoun County, WV Gen Web 1880 Federal Census

Calhoun  1890 Federal Census of Veteran & Widows

Calhoun 1900 WV Gen Web 1900 Federal Census

  

 

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

West Virginia Archives & History Calhoun County Books

Maps

Calhoun County

Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia

Calhoun County, West Virginia Map

Calhoun County, West Virginia Map 1895

Calhoun County, West Virginia Map 2

Military

Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Calhoun County, West Virginia Genealogy served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Calhoun County, West Virginia Genealogy:


- 3rd Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry and Infantry) (Confederate). Company A (Moccasin Rangers), Company D.
- 14th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Company E.[4]
- 19th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Company A (The Moccasin Rangers).[5]

Records and histories are available, including:

Naturalization Records

Newspapers

The Hur Herald

Probate

Online Probate Records

Calhoun County, West Virginia Will Books 1870-1969

West Virginia Will Books

Taxation

Online West Virginia Tax site

West Virginia real and personal property tax records are managed by the County Assessor in each county. Land and land improvements are considered real property while mobile property is classified as personal property.

Many County Assessors offer an online searchable database, where assessment record searches can be performed by name, account number, year, or mp/parcel number. Where online records are not available, requests for records can be made to the Assessment Office in person, by phone, or in writing.

The search for tax information can start here

Vital Records

West Virginia Vital Records: Birth, Death, Marriages . Includes marriages 1856-1969 - free.

Calhoun County WV GENWEB Births

Calhoun County WV GEBWEB Deaths

Societies and Libraries

See also a List of West Virginia Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies

Calhoun County Historical and Genealogical Society, The
P. O. Box 242
Grantsville, WV 26147-0242
President: Robert Bonar
c/o The Society
Secretary: Teresa Harris
c/o The Society

Calhoun County Public Library

Family History Centers

Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Websites

FamilySearch Catalog

Cyndi's List for West Virginia
Microfilms at the Library of Virginia
Calhoun County, West Virginia Biographies
Calhoun County Genealogy Files  
Calhoun County WV Gen Web Miscellaneous Records 
Welcome to Calhoun coun WV History and Genealogy

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References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Calhoun County, West Virginia. Page 743 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Alycon Trubey Pierce, "In Praise of Errors Made by Census Enumerators," National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 81, No. 1 (March 1993):51-55. FHL Book 973 B2ng
  4. Robert J. Driver, 14th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1988). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 47.
  5. Richard L. Armstrong, 19th and 20th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 101.